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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
+61 3 9657 8888
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We decided on the visit when we suddenly had spare time. It was a 15 minute wait until the next informative tour. Much of it was interesting, although not for young children in my opinion. There are some great rooms and facilities that the 'normal' visitor to a cricket or AFL match will never see. The tour guide knew it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

My 18 yo son and I went to the 2014 AFL Grand Final - Sydney Swans vs. Hawthorn. And whilst the Swans didn't win (boo-hoo), nothing can compare to the atmosphere of an MCG Grand Final. The whole event is a real spectacle from start to finish. It was a privilege to be part of such a fantastic occasion and... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

A brilliant place to visit. The guides are very knowledgable and make you feel very special. A great place to visit, when you have plenty of time

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The "G" is a must do for anyone that likes sport. If you can get to a game, even better (football or cricket). The Sports Museum is also located there and we'll worth it. Give yourself a few hours if you are doing the tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

To dine in the members dining room at the G is a wonderful experience. If you are lucky enough to be seated at the front, there is a great view of the ground and an endless stream of people passing by. It is quite formal so smart dress is required and the menu and quality of the food is superb.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The best sporting ground in the world....Yes the world.AFL footy,Cricket,concerts,You can have a pie for dinner or indulge in silver service.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It's an amazing ground, but visit it in full flight and watch the sports it was built for. The ambience is unique and it's sheer size is remarkable. Don't drive - use public transport...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The stadium was full but there was not to crowded on the entry as people started entering alreday early in the morning. The security did not hamper entry to the stadium neither. There is unsuficient signage pointingto the entrance to higher levels. Tere were huge lines at the bars so we did not bother to wait for the drinks. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Such a brilliant ground, what can you say? The home of sports in Australia in my opinion. Unfortunately my team never bothered to turn up this time, but you get that sometimes!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Best Grand Final I've been to in years! Efficient movement of people even given heightened alerts. Only issue was they closed the bar early in the final quarter.

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